Nothing was left standing but the mud walls from which the shelter-tent roofs had been stripped, and an occasional chimney.
The tent question we will discuss elsewhere; but you can hardly do with less than a piece of shelter-tent.
The tents d'abri, or shelter-tent, carried by the soldier himself, is all-sufficient.
You can, however, cut a few poles for rafters, and throw the shelter-tent instead of the bark or brush over the poles.
The shelter-tent used by the Union soldiers during the Rebellion was made of light duck about 31-1/2 inches wide.
If the party is of four, or even five, a shelter-tent made of three breadths of heavy drilling will accommodate all.
The gable ends were closed with pieces of shelter-tent, boards, or some substitute.
If a few brass eyes are run along the edges, and in the corners, then it can be stretched for a shelter-tent, too.
This can be done in ten minutes, and makes a shelter-tent that will turn a heavy rain for hours.
When I lay down in a shelter-tent, rolling from side to side, I remembered that this was the Sabbath day.